Caught in the Web: Post-Fourth of July links
-- AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick reports the Lakers aren't pursuing Chris Bosh.
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes the Lakers' agreeing to terms with former Clipper guard Steve Blake means the Lakers won't keep Shannon Brown.-- AOL News' Carl Franzen uses Zen definitions to explain why Phil Jackson is returning to the Lakers.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky highlights Mitch Kupchak's thoughts on free agency.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi writes an open letter to Lakers owner Jerry Buss and pleads his case why he needs to re-sign Derek Fisher.-- The New York Times' William Rhoden explains why "the more I see of LeBron James, the more I like Kobe Bryant."
-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark credits the Lakers organization for not sharing its off-season plans.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip reflects on Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance against Toronto.-- Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers believe they can reach a deal with Fisher, and then plan to pursue Raja Bell.
Tweet of the Day: "Btw I have the crustiest toes in the history of toes" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Fourth of July Party? Bring em all. Bring Sasha hugging Kobe and Pau crying and Kobe and his kids, and Ron completely losing it with happiness, and Fish crying and covered in champagne, and a million fans all dancing and singing and cheering, the whole Laker Blog partying until three or fours days later they have to slink off and go to work or sleep or whatever... Wait, didn't we just have this party? Oh yeah, when we won THE WHOLE FREAKING CHAMPIONSHIP!" -- phred
-- Mark Medina
Photo: Ron Artest likely had as much fun on Fourth of July as he did after the Lakers won their 16th championship. Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images